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Tribute: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Union Flags are flying at half-mast at Sunderland Civic Centre, Hylton Castle and the Port of Sunderland as a mark of respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.

Stay vigilant, stay safe

As the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect, we're asking residents across the North East to be cautious as we are once again able to visit shops, personal care premises, indoor leisure facilities and outdoor hospitality settings.

Call to take things cautiously as lockdown continues to ease

Sunderland's Director of Public Health is urging people to continue taking things cautiously when Step 2 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday.

Warning following waste fire

Sunderland Council is urging the public never to throw old electronics, batteries or battery-operated devices into the bin.

E-scooters here

E-scooters - a safe, socially-distanced and environmentally friendly transport choice - are coming to Sunderland.

Going to the polls

Elections for the City Council and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner are getting closer. You can vote in person, by post or by proxy.

City-wide food festival set to satisfy Sunderland's appetite

A month-long event hosted online by Sunderland City Council and Sunderland BID, will include online cookery demonstrations, food challenges, family activities and will showcase some of the city's best restaurants and food retailers.

Derwent Hill brings activities to the playground

Tutors from Derwent Hill, Sunderland City Council's outdoor education centre, are working with the city's schools remotely during the pandemic.

More 20mph zones around Sunderland's schools

Sunderland City Council is introducing the zones around ten schools to further improve road safety.

Sunderland landmarks lit for National Day of Reflection

Landmarks across Sunderland are being lit yellow on Tuesday 23 March as the city joins in a national day to remember all those have died during the Covid pandemic and show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

One year on and the Covid fight goes on

This is a significant week in our fight against Covid-19 as we reach the anniversary of the first national lockdown.

Lighting up the Feast

Houghton Feast Steering Group have confirmed they are to purchase replacement lighting as part of the investment in keeping Houghton Feast a staple in the Sunderland events calendar.

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